Covered California launches renewal for more than 1.1 million enrollees

Lessons Learned from Initial Open Enrollment Applied to Major Changes for Upcoming Open Enrollment Nov. 15 to Feb. 15 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California announced it has begun the renewal process for 1.12 million individuals who enrolled in plans in the exchange last year...

Multiple issues: Love, life, death, freedom and genetics featured in ‘Blood Ransom’

The movie “Blood Ransom” featured love in three juxtaposed ways: romantic love, filial love and brotherly love. It’s a story borne out of filial love for the life of the unborn child with a rare blood condition called Rhesus factor, where the “unborn child if conceived, could...

Aquino: Ona’s fate hangs in the balance

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III admitted on Monday that the fate of Health Secretary Enrique Ona depends on his answers to questions on the government’s health programs. Asked if Ona still has his trust and confidence, Aquino said: “[The answer] will come after...

Gloria Arroyo seeks temporary house arrest to attend grandson’s wake

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday asked the Sandiganbayan for a nine day temporary house arrest to attend the wake of her 13 month old grandson who died Sunday of a congenital heart disease. “Accused Arroyo...

No R&Rs for US soldiers in Subic

DOF says port calls cancelled due to ‘operational reasons’   MANILA (AFP) – The US Navy has cancelled visits to the Philippine port of Subic amid public anger over accusations that a US Marine killed a Filipino on the city’s outskirts, officials said Monday. Foreign...

House bill gives taxpayers option to allocate 5% of their income tax to charities, NGOs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A bill giving taxpayers the option to allocate a portion of their income tax to charitable institutions and non-government organizations (NGOs) has been referred for committee deliberation in the House of Representatives. House Bill 5113 authored by COOP NATCCO...

No Pinoy involved in HK double murder, says PHL ConGen

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There was no Filipino involved in a double murder case in a luxury flat in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend, the Philippine Consulate General said Monday. In a post on its Facebook page, the Consulate General said preliminary information from the Wan...

Senate urged to probe ‘delay’ in Bohol rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – What could be delaying the rehabilitation of earthquake-stricken Bohol province? Senator Nancy Binay wants to find out. Binay filed Senate Resolution 983 calling for an inquiry on the alleged delayed rehabilitation in Bohol considering its detrimental effects...

Rachel Alejandro marks 25th anniversary with ‘family concert’

Singer-actress Rachel Alejandro is celebrating her 25th anniversary in the entertainment industry with a special concert with her family. Alejandro said the concert dubbed “In The Blood” will also feature her father Hajji, her brother Ali and cousins Niño and Eddie Alejandr...

Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

  The Toronto and Philippine Community are in shock over the recent death of Evelyn Bumatay Castillo. It has been reported that Evelyn Castillo arrived in Canada in January 2013 as a live in caregiver and was inCanada as a nanny to care for three children in Thornhill. Police...
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